Anne E. Ralph
- BA, University of Notre Dame
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law
Professor Anne E. Ralph teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Legal Writing, Legal Analysis and Writing (LAW) I and II, and Pretrial Litigation. Before joining the Moritz faculty in 2011, she practiced with law firms in Washington, D.C. and Columbus, focusing on copyright, civil rights, complex business litigation, and appeals.
Professor Ralph’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of law and narrative. Her work has appeared in Washington Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. Her article Narrative-Erasing Procedure won the 2018 Penny Pether Award for Law and Language Scholarship.
Professor Ralph graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English and philosophy, and she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Professor Ralph is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Notre Dame. At the University of Virginia, she was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was a member of the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of International Law. After law school, Professor Ralph clerked for Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Professor Ralph is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving legal communication and the second-largest organization of law professors in the United States.
The Story of a Class: Uses of Narrative in Public Interest Class Actions Before Certification, 95 Wash. L. Rev. 259 (2020)
Narrative-Erasing Procedure, 18 Nev. L.J. 573 (2018)
Not the Same Old Story: Using Narrative to Understand and Overcome the Plausibility Pleading Standard, 26 Yale J.L. & Human. 1 (2014)